October 28, 2012
WHY A LIBERTARIAN SUPPORTS ROMNEY: Well known libertarian law professor Brad Smith explains why he supports Mitt Romney over Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. Smith explains:
Today’s libertarian oriented Tea Parties are middle-aged men and women who came of age with the pro-freedom rhetoric of Ronald Reagan.
Romney may not be a libertarian, yet Romney not infrequently launches wonderful verbal defenses of hard core libertarian views. I can scarcely imagine another major party presidential candidate who would take on leftist hecklers about the rights of individuals organized using the corporate form; or defend the value of being able to fire people for incompetence; worry openly about individual dependency on government; or demand that voters “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
So next week, this libertarian will be voting Romney. No regrets, no doubts.
This libertarian agrees whole-heartedly.